B. H. Carroll Theological Institute organizes and operates at a primary learning site inter-connected with other learning centers at several Teaching Churches under the direction of mentor-teachers. Content is delivered in four ways:
- traditional classroom settings, with students and professors (or mentor-teachers) meeting face-to-face;
- instruction by professors (or mentor-teachers) using electronic means (Internet) to interact with classes of students at other locations;
- on-line classes conducted by professors with classes of students communicating with each other and the professor (or mentor-teacher) over the Internet; and
- corresponding studies through electronic retrieval of content stored at the main server of B. H. Carroll Theological Institute.
What is a teaching church?
A Teaching Church is a fellowship of believers that adopts an intentional strategy to be a learning organization. A central aspect of this commitment will be a ministry partnership with B. H. Carroll Theological Institute to provide formal theological education and informal training for Christian leaders. Teaching will be conducted face-to-face by mentor-teachers living in the area of the Teaching Church, and by interactive connection with other teachers in the B.H. Carroll network. Mentor-teachers at the Teaching Church will be academically qualified in their disciplines to teach at their respective levels; they will be elected as Resident Fellows of the Institute. Preferably, the pastor of the church and/or other staff members will be Resident Fellows.